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AKAM poll shows main opposition party leaving ruling AKP behind

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) would have been left behind by the country’s main opposition Republican People’s Party...

Kurdish politician must urgently be released to receive treatment for dementia, lawyer says

A lawyer for a former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) politician whose continued imprisonment was ordered by a Turkish court last week despite claims...

Opposition MP questions role of chip crisis in delay in issuing Turkish passports

An opposition lawmaker has questioned the role of a global chip crisis in the delay in issuing Turkish passports, the duration of which has...

Turkish authorities order detention of 11 accountants for links to Gülen movement

Turkish authorities on Wednesday ordered the detention of 11 accountants due to alleged links to the Gülen movement, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported,...

Man detained for links to PKK tortured at İstanbul police headquarters, ÖHD claims

The Association for the Freedom of Lawyers (ÖHD) in a press statement said Mehdi Mıhçı, who was detained for alleged links to the outlawed...

Turkey complied with ECtHR judgement on Kavala, justice minister argues

Contrary to what the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) said in a judgment last month, Turkey’s justice minister, Bekir Bozdağ, has argued that...

Top court finds rights violations in advertising bans imposed on opposition newspapers

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that advertising bans imposed on BirGün, Sözcü, Cumhuriyet and Evrensel, all newspapers critical of the Justice and Development Party...

Pictures of Alevi imams removed from cemevi during President Erdoğan’s visit

Pictures of Alevi imams were removed from an Alevi house of worship (cemevi) during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, sparking controversy,...

Prominent figures urge opposition to argue against possible Turkish offensive in Syria

Three hundred eight prominent figures in Turkey, including academics, journalists, authors and artists, have called on the opposition to raise its voice against a...

Kavala says prosecution knew he hadn’t dined with Barkey at İstanbul restaurant

Osman Kavala, a prominent businessman and rights activist who was sentenced to aggravated life in April, has said the prosecutors who drafted an indictment...

Lawyer for arrested Furkan Foundation leader says client under psychological pressure in prison

The lawyer for Alparslan Kuytul, the arrested leader of the anti-government Furkan Foundation, said in a social media post that Kuytul was put under psychological...

Şenyaşar family barred by Şanlıurfa governor from accessing courthouse premises

Members of the Şenyaşar family, who have been demanding justice for three of their relatives murdered by people connected to a lawmaker from Turkey’s...

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